Zinnia grandiflora Golden Eye
Details4" tall x 15" wide, (seed propagated). Native to AZ, NM and into south-central CO, this wildflower thrives in very rugged terrain. Preferring hot sunny spots with well-drained soil, the plant will delight you with its bright yellow or golden yellow flowers from late summer on. Recommended for gardeners who have experience gardening with native plants. Zinnia is right at home with native cacti and xeric Penstemon.
|Common Name||Prairie Zinnia|
|Botanical Name||Zinnia grandiflora Golden Eye|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Orange, Yellow|
|Mature Height||4" tall|
|Mature Spread||15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Planting Tips for Zinnia grandiflora
These plants won’t begin to grow until warm summer weather has arrived. The long thin string-like roots are brittle and do not like to be disturbed when transplanting, so don’t scratch out the root ball. When transplanting while it is still cold, water the plant thoroughly only once. Continued watering during cold weather will rot the roots. Don’t start to water regularly until the weather warms and the plants begin to grow.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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